TOPEKA – A group of 20 young ranchers from across the state met in Topeka last week for the first installment of the 2016 KLA Young Stockmen’s Academy (YSA). Merck Animal Health is partnering with the association to host these members for an in-depth look into KLA and the beef industry. A se…

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The National Wheat Yield Contest will be conducted for the first time in 20 years, and winners will be announced nationally at the 2017 Commodity Classic in San Antonio, Texas. The contest consists of two primary competition categories: winter and spring wheat. All state w…

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MANHATTAN — Kansas State University Assistant Professor and Assistant Director of the Wheat Genetics Resource Center, Jesse Poland, in collaboration with the International Wheat Genome Sequencing Consortium (IWGSC), has announced the production of an improved whole genome assembly of bread w…

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LUBBOCK, Texas – The United Sorghum Checkoff Program board of directors invested $6.198 million, the largest investment made by the board since its establishment, to fund proposals targeted at furthering sorghum growers’ productivity and demand. The commitment, which was approved during the …

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WICHITA – Members of the Kansas Livestock Association (KLA) approved resolutions on animal identification, taxes, noxious weeds and other issues affecting their business interests during the group’s annual business meeting Dec. 4 in Wichita. The organization’s policy process started with mem…

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Farmers like to say Mother Nature has to kill a wheat crop a few times before harvest. And Bushton farmer Kyle Kaiser would agree. At the beginning of April, Kyle was ready to call his crop insurance agent to evaluate his short, dry wheat with some visible winterkill. But, after receiving ni…

For U.S. beef producers to be successful, they must satisfy consumer demands. One of the ways to achieve this goal is by following Beef Quality Assurance (BQA) guidelines of continuously producing a safe, wholesome and healthy beef product. While the Kansas Beef Council (KBC) celebrates Beef…

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GARDEN CITY, Kan. – As winter soon comes to a close, it is never too early to start planning feedstuffs production for cattle next winter. Forage sorghum offers a variety of benefits that help secure its place as one of those major feedstuffs.

Nicole Lane MANHATTAN, Kan.- The Kansas Wheat Innovation Center continues to expand as Wheat Genetics Resource Center scientists get settled into their new lab space at the center. A little over a year after the center was built, additional construction allowed wheat research capabilities to grow. Jon Raupp, senior scientist for the WGRC who made the move to the innovation center long before the lab space was finished, said he is excited to be working in the updated space.

MANHATTAN, Kan. -Wheat growers from across the nation gathered at the Kansas State University Grain Science complex last week to learn more about the process wheat undergoes after it leaves the farm. Through a course offered by the International Grains Program, 15 wheat industry leaders learned about flour milling and baking processes.Throughout the week, participants attended presentations from Mark Fowler, milling specialist and IGP associate director; Justin Gilpin, CEO of Kansas Wheat; and Dave Krishock, flour quality and baking specialist. For portions of the course, participants learned about classes and quality of wheat, milling math and blending, and also had the opportunity to get hands on experience in an operating flour mill.

MANHATTAN, Kan- The Kansas wheat check-off will increase from a 1.5 cents to 2 cents per bushel effective November 1, 2013.

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nbsp; The decision was made by the board of the Kansas Wheat Commission at their regular meeting in August.

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nbsp; For the past five years, producers have been investing 15 mills (1.5 cents per bushel) to support research and market development activities of the Commission.

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nbsp; The increase to 2 cents per bushel will put the Kansas wheat check-off at a rate equal to or less than most other wheat check-offs in the U.S.

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nbsp;As construction is once again set to resume at the National Bio and Agro-Defense Facility (NBAF) site near the KansasStateUniversity campus, Kansas Cattlemen's Association (KCA) reached out to Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Secretary Janet Napolitano and Congress to request a re-evaluation of the site location and provide more oversight of the NBAF project.